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Archive for November, 2016

usAs a business owner or manager with multiple locations to keep track of, it can be a true time, money and labor saver to find a company that can help do some of this work for you. This means if you have multiple locations that need door services, a self-performing door company with locations across the nation will be a great asset to your company. To get a better idea of the advantages of using one door company to help you with multiple locations, keep reading.

Full-Service

Along with choosing a door company that is close to the business locations you manage, you will want to get a full-service company so you do not need to learn how to maintain and fix each door in the property. Look for a company that knows how to replace entrance doors, warehouse doors, fire doors, as well as one that has ADA compliance inspections, and preventative maintenance options.

Maintenance Programs

In order to stay up to code, you will need a door service that knows what to look for during regularly scheduled maintenance or inspection sessions. While many business owners assume they will only need to call and have a broken door fixed, if you keep it well maintained, you will have less problems and less potential injuries. You will also want to work with a company that has a credentialed door technician who is familiar with city codes for every type of door on your property.

Save Money

Going direct to a self-performing door repair company with multiple locations saves you time, and more importantly, money. You get more personal service from a self-performing company who can be flexible with your needs and expectations. When you find a reputable door company with many locations, you can save money by avoiding additional fees and mark-ups passed on by a third party vendor. Finding the right door company will make handling door issues easy, efficient, and inexpensive in the long run.

Professional Assistance

When you are ready to work with an authorized door repair company who specializes in commercial doors and can service multiple locations, contact Vortex Doors. Vortex has been family-owned since 1937 and prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on these authorized door repair, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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aaadmAutomatic doors are great for your business, but they can become a liability issue when not maintained according to industry standards or when they malfunction. Once installed, an automatic door is only as good as the technician who inspects and repairs it. When it’s time for your automatic door’s annual check-up, the easiest way to verify that the technician is capable of performing the inspection and/or repair properly is to ask to see their AAADM certification.

Protections Provided with AAADM Certification

The American Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers, or AAADM, is a trade association offering certification courses for power-operated automatic door technicians with a minimum of ninety days prior experience in the pedestrian door industry. AAADM certified technicians have received extensive training related to every component involved in manufacturing doors.

They are qualified to perform proper inspections according to the current ANSI 156.10 Safety Standards. Utilizing these standards will ensure that your door system is equipped with the most recent technology available for both safety and reliability.

These certified technicians have the knowledge to efficiently troubleshoot problems and resolve them. Having on-the-job training along with course work and certification protects clients by providing well-seasoned technicians with the expertise necessary to keep your automatic doors operating smoothly and reduce injury and liability.

aaadm2Vortex Technicians are AAADM Certified

When your insulated doors need repairs, Vortex is here to help. As a family owned and operated business since 1937, Vortex is committed to providing you with a fast and thorough response to your needs. In addition to automatic door repairs, Vortex also offers entrance door repairs, warehouse door installations, fire door installations, ADA compliance inspections and low cost preventive maintenance inspections. For more information, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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lowenergy1You work hard to make sure your property is ADA compliant, and finding out that your current equipment is not up to code can be a shock to many business owners. However, working with an ADA compliant company can make all the difference so that you are familiar with the types of ADA equipment you need. When it comes to making a decision about installing a low-energy power assist/handicap operator door, get professional assistance so that you can understand the laws and which types of equipment fit your needs and budget.

What is a low energy door and why does my business need one?

Businesses that are required to be ADA compliant will need to upgrade their entrance or exit doors in order to be easily accessible to people living with certain types of disabilities. Although the name seems to imply that it is about energy-efficiency, low-energy doors mean that they do not take much effort to open. This is ideal for anyone that is not able to push or pull a door open.

lowenergy2Reasons the new style of door is needed

In the past, there was a problem with the low-energy power doors becoming dangerous during weather with high winds. There was also another problem related to building air pressure that affected the previous model of the low-energy doors. And some businesses did not have the width of 36” to allow for wheelchair access. Thankfully, the newer model helps control the door without the operator needing to be aggressive with the push or pull.


Security

Low-energy operators also ensure a door closes fully for security if you have electronic locks on the door. Standard manual closers set at 5 pounds often don’t close the door all the way causing inefficiencies to your HVAC system and potential security breaches if the door needs to close and latch after
each entry and exit.

lowenergy3Professional Assistance

When you are ready to work with an authorized door repair company who specializes in commercial doors and knows about ADA compliant doors, contact Vortex Doors. Vortex has been family-owned since 1937 and prides themselves in having fast, friendly service, with experienced technicians that have been trained at a proprietary state-of-the-art training center. For more information on these authorized door repair, contact Vortex Doors online or call 800-698-6783.

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